Conmebol World Cup qualifying returns in September with Colombia seeking to step up their quest to succeed in Qatar with a visit to Bolivia on Thursday at 9pm (UK time).
Colombia at the moment occupy the inter-confederations play-off spot, whereas Bolivia are three factors and three locations under with 12 matches nonetheless to play.
Bolivia vs Colombia reside stream:
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- UK: Premier Sports activities 1
- US: Fubo Sports activities Community
Scoreline prediction: Bolivia 1-2 Colombia
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Bolivia vs Colombia build-up, earlier line-ups & damage information:
Since their first qualifying marketing campaign forward of the 1958 World Cup, Bolivia have solely certified for the ultimate match on one event, reaching USA ’94 the place they bowed out on the group stage. That was the third time Bolivia had been on the World Cup, having additionally contested in 1930 and 1950 (although no qualifying was obligatory), and so they proceed their seek for a fourth go to to the world stage. Issues haven’t began properly, nevertheless, with Bolivia successful simply one among their six video games up to now, drawing two and dropping three. They’ve the joint-worst defence within the Conmebol group, conceding 14 instances, together with 5 of their opening sport towards Brazil. Bolivia additionally had a torrid time on the Copa America, dropping all 4 of their matches and failing to qualify for the knockout levels.
Colombia, however, shall be seeking to qualify for 3 consecutive World Cups for the primary time having reached the knockout levels at each 2014 and 2018 earlier than dropping to Brazil and England respectively. Their begin hasn’t been too unhealthy, as they maintain the play-off spot and are degree on factors with fourth-placed Uruguay, with two wins, two attracts and two defeats from their opening six matches, together with a draw with Argentina. Nevertheless, Colombia had been rocked on the finish of final yr by a 6-1 thrashing by the hands of Ecuador, hurting their purpose distinction which at the moment stands at -2. They did avenge that defeat within the group stage of the Copa America en path to a third-placed end, dropping to eventual winners Argentina on penalties within the semi-final.
- Bolivia (vs Argentina): Lampe; Bejarano, Jusino, Haquin, Fernandez; Saavedra, Cespedes*, Justiniano, Vaca; Chura, Alvarez.
- Colombia (vs Peru): Vargas; Medina, Mina*, Murillo, Tesillo; Cuadrado, Barrios, Cuellar, Diaz; Cardona, Zapata*.
Boris Cespedes has dropped out of the Bolivia squad, whereas uncapped Jhohan Gutierrez, Eduardo Alvarez, Gabriel Villamil and Jose Alfredo Flores have been included. Edwin Cardona and Duvan Zapata should not a part of the Colombia squad this time round with Yerry Mina and Luis Muriel pulling out as a consequence of damage, however Radamel Falcao has been recalled.
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Participant to look at: Radamel Falcao (Colombia)
One of many huge exclusions from Colombia’s squad on the Copa America this summer time was Radamel Falcao. The Colombian legend was ignored as a consequence of efficiency causes, not hampered by any apparent damage, as an alternative falling behind Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel within the putting ranks after an underwhelming season with Galatasaray.
Nevertheless, the 35-year-old is now again amongst the Colombian roster and with Zapata and Muriel not concerned, appears destined to begin as soon as once more for his nationwide crew, ending a 10-month exile. Falcao continues to be the best goalscorer in Colombian historical past, with 35 objectives, greater than the remainder of the present squad mixed (31).
However the fact is, Falcao stays in a sticky scenario at membership degree, enjoying simply 25 minutes for Galatasaray up to now this season and never being included previously three matchday squads together with his future doubtful. Can he push that every one to 1 aspect although, and assist Colombia’s quest for World Cup qualification?
World Cup Qualifying 2020/21 latest type:
- Bolivia: DWDLL
- Colombia: DWLLD
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